How to Update a PayPal Profile

By Techwalla Internet Editor

PayPal is almost like a bank in cyberspace. You have the ability to set up an account and use the PayPal organization to be the go-between for purchases and sales online. They accept and send cash to anyone with a valid email address, make deposits to your bank and receive payments for merchants that operate a business website. Account information is ever-changing and needs to be updated regularly.

Step 1

Log into the website. You are required to enter your user email account and password. Once you successfully log in you will be taken to the "My Account Overview" page.

Step 2

Click the link located next to your name at the center of the page. This link will take you to a screen that will give you access to change any of the variables of your profile. The link is labeled, "Edit Profile."

Step 3

Click on the link of the feature you would like to modify. When you are finished, return to the edit profile main page, go to the upper center screen and select "Log Out."

Tips & Warnings

  • Check your account regularly. Although the site is very secure, identity theft is possible, especially with the use of public computers at offices, libraries and Internet cafes.

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